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Oregon Map Quiz/Printout

Oregon Outline Map Printout
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Oregon
Facts, Map and State Symbols

Oregon Flag Printout/Quiz

Large Flag Printable

Oregon was the 33rd state in the USA; it became a state on February 14, 1859.

State Abbreviation - OR
State Capital - Salem
Largest City - Portland
Area - 98,386 square miles [Oregon is the 9th biggest state in the USA]
Population - 3,930,065 (as of 2013) [Oregon is the 27th most populous state in the USA]
Name for Residents - Oregonians
Major Industries - timber, paper products, farming (wheat, cattle), mining (coal), computer equipment, electronics

Major Rivers - Columbia River, Deschutes, Willamette River, John Day River, Snake River
Major Lakes - Upper Klamath Lake, Crater Lake
Highest Point - Mount Hood - 11,239 feet (3,426 m) above sea level
Number of Counties - 36
Bordering States - California, Idaho, Nevada, Washington
Bordering Body of Water - Pacific Ocean

Origin of the Name Oregon - The origin is unknown. It may have come from the French word Ouragan (which means Hurricane) and was a former name of the Columbia River.
State Nickname - Beaver State
State Motto - "She Flies With Her Own Wings" and "The Union"
State Song - Oregon, My Oregon

Oregon State Symbols and Emblems:
State Flag

Oregon's official state flag was adopted in 1925. It is the only US state flag that still has a design on both sides. Both sides of the flag have a deep blue background and yellow designs. The reverse of the flag pictures a beaver (Oregon's state animal).

The front of thg flag features the words "STATE OF OREGON" and the year "1859," the year Oregon became a state. Between these is a heart-shaped seal that pictures a landscape with mountains, trees, elk, a covered wagon, and a British warship leaving and an American steamship arriving. The ships symbolize the transfer of the Oregon Territory from the British to the US in 1846, when President James K. Polk signed a treaty with England giving this territory to the United States. The covered wagon represents the early Oregon pioneers who traveled on the Oregon Trail to settle in Oregon.

Animal Symbols:
State Bird



Western Meadowlark

(Sturnella neglecta)

State Animal



American Beaver

(Castor canadensis)

State Fish



Chinook Salmon

(Oncorhynchus tshawytscha)

State Insect



Oregon Swallowtail Butterfly

(Papilio oregonius)

State Shell

Oregon hairy triton
(Fusitriton oregonensis)

Plant Symbols:
State Flower

Oregon grape
Mahonia aquifolium)

State Tree

Douglas fir
(Pseudotsuga menziesii)

State Mushroom

Pacific golden chanterelle(Cantharellus formosus)

State Nut

Hazelnut
(Corylus avellana)

Earth Symbols:
State Rock

Thunderegg
(also called geode)

State Gemstone

Oregon sunstone

State Soil

Jory
(unofficial)

Miscellaneous Symbols:
State Beverage



Milk

State Dance

Folk Dance

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Oregon: Map/Quiz Printout

Answer geography questions about Oregon using the map on this quiz.
Answers


Oregon: Outline Map Printout

An outline map of Oregon state to print.
Connect the Dots Mystery Map

Oregon: US State Dot to Dot Mystery Map

Connect the dots to draw the borders of a mystery state of the USA. Then use a globe or atlas to figure out which state you have drawn. You might want to give students clues, such as that it is on the west coast of the USA, that its capital is Salem, or that its name starts with "O." Answer: Oregon.
Oregon

Oregon: Label Me! Printout

Label the major features of Oregon.
Answers
Flag of Oregon

Oregon's' Flag:
Large Coloring Printable

A large black-and-white printable of the flag of Oregon.


Oregon's Flag Printout/Quiz

Read about and answer questions on the flag of Oregon.
Follow the Instructions

Lewis and Clark: Follow the Instructions

Color the trail that Lewis and Clark and the Corps of Discovery followed in their exploration of the Louisiana Purchase according to simple directions, such as, "They reached the Pacific Ocean in November, 1805, and built Fort Clatsop, where they spent a rainy winter. Color Oregon purple..." For beginning readers. Or go to the answers.
Follow the Instructions

Lewis and Clark: Follow the Instructions #2

Color the trail that Lewis and Clark and the Corps of Discovery followed in their exploration of the Louisiana Purchase according to simple directions, such as, "In October of 1805, they reached the Columbia River, in what is now Oregon. Color Oregon purple." For fluent readers. Or go to the answers.


Your State:
Draw and Write

Draw a map of the state that you live in (in the USA) and write about it.
find related words

US State - Find Related Words

For a US state, write eight words related to the state, then use each word in a sentence.
find related words

US State Graphic Organizer

For one US state, write the name of the state, draw a map of the state, then write the state capital, postal abbreviation, date of statehood, state bird (draw and write), state flower (draw and write), a major body of water in the state, two bordering states, and state nickname.
Geography report thumbnail

US State Report Graphic Organizer Printout #1

This printout helps the student do a short report on a US state, prompting the student to draw a map of the state, locate it on a US map, draw the state's flag, and write its capital city, state nickname, area, population, date of statehood, and state bird.
Geography report thumbnail

US State Report Graphic Organizer Printout #2

This printout helps the student do a short report on a US state, prompting the student to draw a map of the state, locate it on a US map, draw the state's flag, and write its capital city, state nickname, area, population, date of statehood, state bird, state flower, climate, and major industries.


US State
Printable Book

A short, printable book on a US state. To complete the book, the student must research a US state, draw its map, draw its flag, and answer simple questions about the state.


USA Map: Find Your State

Find and label your state in the USA, and label other important geography.
Answers


USA Map: Where I Live

Write your country, state, and city, and then find and label your state (and a few other geographical features).
writing prompt

Write Ten Things About Your State

A one-page printable worksheet. Write ten things about your state (plus one thing you would like to change).
Word Wheel

US State Wheel

This 2-page print-out makes a wheel about a single US state; the student fills out the information on the wheel. It consists of a base page together with a rear wheel that spins around. After putting the wheel together, the student follows the instructions on the front wheel (coloring in the state on a US map and drawing a small map of the state) and fills out the 12 sections of the wheel with information about one state. When you spin the wheel, facts about the US State appear, including: Biggest Cities, Capital, Flag, Bodies of Water, Postal Abbreviation, State Bird, Population (rank), Area (rank), Residents Called, Bordered by, Major Industries, and Entered Union (order).
Find a word for each letter

US State - Find a Related Word for Each Letter

For a US state, see if you can think of and write down a word or phrase that is related to that state for each letter of the alphabet. Think of cities, famous people from the state, bodies of water, mountains, landmarks, and other features. Find words for as many letters as you can.
Tally marks

The Census

A census is an official count of the number of people in a region. The survey is done by a government, usually periodically. This page explains how and why censuses are taken.
Map

Census:
Printable Read-and-Answer Worksheet

A printable worksheet on the census, with a short text to read, a map to color, and questions to answer. Or go to the answers. Or go to a pdf file with the worksheet and the answers.


US State Facts, Map and State Symbols
Alabama

Alaska

Arizona

Arkansas

California

Colorado

Connecticut

Delaware

District of Columbia

Florida

Georgia

Hawaii

Idaho

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

Kansas

Kentucky

Louisiana

Maine

Maryland

Massachusetts

Michigan

Minnesota

Mississippi

Missouri

Montana

Nebraska

Nevada

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New Mexico

New York

North Carolina

North Dakota

Ohio

Oklahoma

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

South Carolina

South Dakota

Tennessee

Texas

Utah

Vermont

Virginia

Washington

West Virginia

Wisconsin

Wyoming

Order and Dates of Statehood State Population Figures State Area Figures State Extremes and Records
US Postal Codes US Postal Codes Matching Guidelines for Writing a Report on a State US Geography


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